The occasion is being described by top government officials in Basseterre, a most historic day for the Kittitian and Nevisian manufacturing sector which will now have the scope to access the huge Brazilian market with electronic products manufactured here in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Local officials are predicting that the new agreement can lead to an expansion in this enclave manufacturing sector and will provide greater employment opportunities for young men and women in St. Kitts and Nevis, who have done so well over the years with their high quality products that have penetrated markets around the world and projected St. Kitts and Nevis as the largest exporter from the Eastern Caribbean to the United States.
Brazil’s Minister of External Relations, Antonio Patriota is visiting St. Kitts and Nevis later this week and will meet with Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas at Government Headquarters, and later with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sam Condor to sign the agreement.
St. Kitts and Nevis is said to have been informed two weeks ago by the Brazilian diplomat that were ready to move forward with the agreement and that a Brazilian official will be arriving shortly in Basseterre to sign the appropriate documents.
The new protocol is also expected to lead to the diversification of the international exports strategy for St. Kitts and Nevis, enhance the country’s profile in international trade and provide greater profitability and financial security for manufacturing facilities operating in the Federation.
The Brazilian Foreign Minister will arrive in St. Kitts on Thursday 3rd May.